Ep. 10: Embarrassin’ Saracens and Unbelievable Ulster

The one week we took off from the pod happened to be full to the brim of controversy, drama and – easily forgotten in the midst of it all – some really high-quality rugby!

As always, we break it down for you, this week looking at Ulster’s brilliant showing in Edinburgh, how Wasps broke down Exeter in Devon, and how good Gloucester look with Cipriani at the helm.

But, most excitingly of all, we look ahead to the weekend’s Heineken Cup fixtures, which prove to be a pair of crackers.

Enjoy!

Opinion: The Tackle Ban Debate Deserves More Sensitive Discussion

Nathan Hughes (Wasps) tends to a prone Sam Simmonds (Exeter) after knocking him out during a tackle on Sunday.

Over the past few days, rugby people across the world have been left with an overwhelming sense of déjà vu. Yes, the great concussion debate is raging again, and has once more been inflamed by calls to ban tackling whenever the sport is played in schools.

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Analysis: Joey Carbery’s Play Shows the Benefits of a Creative Full-Back

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In the wake of Ireland’s disappointing defeat to Wales midway through the recent Six Nations championship, much was written about Ireland’s over-reliance on Johnny Sexton as the side’s sole playmaker. When Sexton was on the field, the opinion pieces went, they were too reliant upon him; when he was off it, the side looked lost for ideas.

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